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Software & CAD

A CMOS-based Front-end Downconverter for GPS Applications

Description of a CMOS-based front-end downconverter used to downconvert incoming satellite signals from 1.575 GHz to an intermediate frequency of 1.023 MHz
January 1, 2002
Product Feature A CMOS-based Front-end Downconverter for GPS Applications Valence Semiconductor Irvine, CA The industry is striving for single-chip Global Positioning System (GPS) designs given the limited real estate available within cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDA) and other consumer electronic devices. Since GPS designs are typically comprised of...
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A Hardware Multichannel Simulator for Wideband Wireless Systems

Introduction to a wideband multichannel simulator with eight fading channels, 70 MHz RF bandwidth and spatial channel modeling
December 1, 2001
Product Feature A Hardware Multichannel Simulator for Wideband Wireless Systems Elektrobit Kauniainen, Finland Hardware-based multipath fading simulators have traditionally been used to generate up to two simultaneous fading channels. Mobile network testing and future wireless applications like geolocation, smart antennas and multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems, however, require...
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A Broadband, Four-bit, Ka-band MMIC Phase Shifter

Introduction to the design, fabrication and measurement of a broadband, four-bit, GaAs phase shifter at Ka-band frequencies
December 1, 2001
Technical Feature A Broadband, Four-bit, Ka-band MMIC Phase Shifter A compact, robust and broadband, four-bit, Ka-band phase shifter was designed and fabricated in a standard 0.25 m m PHEMT GaAs process. Design trade-offs, simulation versus measured results and architectures for the various bits to achieve broadband performance are discussed....
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Optimum Design for Linearity and Efficiency of a Microwave Doherty Amplifier Using a New Load Matching Technique

Presentation of a new design technique to match the complex load impedance of a Doherty amplifier for various power levels using offset transmission lines at the load modulation network
December 1, 2001
Technical Feature Optimum Design for Linearity and Efficiency of a Microwave Doherty Amplifier Using a New Load Matching Technique A Doherty amplifier with full load matching circuits of the carrier and peaking amplifiers at both low and high power levels is demonstrated for the first time. In the circuit...
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A High Efficiency, Low Cost Silicon Bipolar GSM Dual-band PA Module

Presentation of the design and measurement data for a PA module using silicon RF-IC bipolar chip technology on a simple ceramic substrate
December 1, 2001
Technical Feature A High Efficiency, Low Cost Silicon Bipolar GSM Dual-band PA Module T. Johansson, P. Lundin, J. Engvall and D. Uggla Ericsson Microelectronics AB Kista, Sweden U. Hagström Ericsson Microwave Systems AB Mölndal, Sweden As the wireless communication business continues to expand, there is great demand for reducing...
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Phase Invariant Attenuators

Use of phase invariant attenuator to change the amplitude in the processing of a microwave signal with minimal impact to the phase characteristic
November 1, 2001
Product Feature Phase Invariant Attenuators G.T. Microwave Inc. Randolph, NJ The function of a phase invariant attenuator is to change the amplitude in the processing of a microwave signal with minimal impact to the phase characteristic. The theory of operation is that when a signal reaches its maximum attenuation,...
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Electronically Tunable Thin Film Filters for Microwave Applications

A new line of electronically tunable RF filters is featured
November 1, 2001
Cover Story Electronically Tunable Thin Film Filters for Microwave Applications Paratek Microwave Inc. Columbia, MD Interference in wireless systems increases bit error rate (BER) and decreases the reliability and quality of service of the communication network. Interference mitigation requires filtering of the transmitted and received energies to reject all...
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Implementation of a Neural Network HEMT Model into ADS

An approach for implementing a neural network algorithm to develop a large-signal HEMT model into ADS
November 1, 2001
Technical Feature Implementation of a Neural Network HEMT Model into ADS Neural network algorithms have been applied to various areas of engineering and computer science. A high electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) large-signal model has been implemented in the Advanced Design System (ADS) software package using a multilayered neural network. The...
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A Broadband Planar Isolator Using Coupled Microstrip Lines on a Magnetized Gyrotropic Substrate

Introduction to a new type of broadband isolator using nonreciprocal coupling between two microstrip lines fabricated on a magnetized gyrotropic substrate
November 1, 2001
Technical Feature A Broadband Planar Isolator Using Coupled Microstrip Lines on a Magnetized Gyrotropic Substrate A new type of broadband isolator, using coupled microstrip lines on a transversely magnetized gyrotropic substrate, is proposed in this article. The nonreciprocal coupling between two microstrip lines can be used to create an...
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Planar EM Simulation of Multi-chip Modules and BGA Packages

Effect of planar electromagnetic simulators on multi-chip modules and ball grid array mounting techniques
November 1, 2001
Technical Feature Planar EM Simulation of Multi-chip Modules and BGA Packages Jim DeLap Agilent EEsof EDA Westlake Village, CA As electronics vendors and consumers demand smaller and lower cost products, manufacturers must find ways to increase levels of integration while maintaining product functionality. These higher levels of integration are...
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